Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following information regarding racehorses killed at California tracks in 2019. Due to the volume, I will be posting incrementally.

Kochees, May 25, Santa Anita R (euthanized May 26) – “sesamoid fractures, suspensory rupture”

Current Times, May 27, Santa Anita S – “struck pole; severe, comminuted, displaced skull fracture – bleeding from nostrils and ears”

Derby River, Jun 5, Santa Anita T – “[shoulder] fracture, massive hemorrhage”

Formal Dude, Jun 8, Santa Anita R – “catastrophic pelvic fracture”

Truffalino, Jun 9, Santa Anita R – “horse collapsed, then expired” (three years old)

American Currency, Jun 22, Santa Anita T – “sesamoid fractures, suspensory rupture”

unidentified 3-year-old, Jul 11, Los Alamitos S – “temp of 105, signs of seizure – severe, chronic pleuropneumonia”

Cuervo Foose, Jul 20, Los Alamitos R – “[shoulder] fracture, severe hemorrhage”

unidentified 3-year-old, Aug 5, Del Mar S – “acute gastric rupture”

Bri Bri, Aug 12, Del Mar T – “pulled up lame – pelvic fracture”

Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following information regarding racehorses killed at California tracks in 2019. Due to the volume, I will be posting incrementally.

Henry, Jan 14, Santa Anita S – “horse had a volvulus of the colon, which produced a rupture of the organ with spill of colonic content into the abdominal cavity”

Ponchito, Jan 22, Santa Anita S – “gastrosplenic ligament perforation with entrapment and severe hemorrhages of small intestine”

Mongolian Hunter, Jan 28, Santa Anita S – “two-day colic”

unidentified 4-year-old, Feb 21, Los Alamitos T – “displaced, comminuted fracture; severe ligament rupture”

Cooney, Feb 22, Santa Anita R (euthanized Mar 3) – “acute laminitis both hind legs” (three years old)

Yes I’m Ready, Mar 17, Los Alamitos R – “[multiple] ruptures; MCIII bone completely perforated the skin; complete exposure of the distal third of cannon bone”

Rolling Shadow, Apr 4, Santa Anita S – “catastrophic skull fracture, massive hemorrhage – with blood coming out of both nostrils and right ear”

Thorny, Apr 6, Los Alamitos R – “catastrophic lumbar fracture, severe spinal cord compression”

unidentified 3-year-old, Apr 22, San Luis Rey T – “comminuted fracture, [multiple] ruptures”

unidentified 2-year-old, Apr 24, Los Alamitos T – “severe, multiple lacerations; hemorrhage”

Bos Dream, Apr 26, Los Alamitos R – “[multiple] fractures, extensive cartilage loss”

unidentified 3-year-old, May, Los Alamitos T (euthanized May 7) – “sesamoid fracture”

Hailey Rachele, May 17, Los Alamitos T – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”

Commander Coil, May 17, Santa Anita T – “comminuted humeral fracture, massive hemorrhage”

Spectacular Music, May 19, Santa Anita R (euthanized May 20) – “catastrophic pelvic fracture, fractured vertebrae”; “a large number of adult worms [found in] cecum”

While racing has stopped in New York, they are, apparently, still training them – or at least were as of Sunday. We know because they killed one: 3-year-old Starting Point at Belmont, who, according to the Gaming Commission, “sustained leg injury; subsequent radiographs revealed necessity for euthanasia.” This (still) is horseracing.

Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following information regarding racehorses killed at California tracks in 2019. Due to the volume, I will be posting incrementally.

unidentified 3-year-old, Oct 5, Golden Gate S – “severe pleuropneumonia”

unidentified 2-year-old, Oct 20, Golden Gate T – “sesamoids displaced and fractured, [multiple] ruptures”; “up to 90% of racehorses [have] gastric ulcers; factors that increase the likelihood of ulcers: stall confinement, stress, NSAIDs”

Wilhelmina’s Girl, Nov 1, Golden Gate R – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”

Dramatic Ride, Nov 2, Golden Gate R – “catastrophic skull fracture, severe intracranial hemorrhage”; “severe ulcerations [in] stomach”

unidentified 4-year-old, Nov 7, Golden Gate T – “looked ataxic, fell over, died”

unidentified 2-year-old, Nov 20, Golden Gate T – “went over fence – massive [abdominal] hemorrhage, splenic tear”

Through a FOIA request to the California Horse Racing Board, I have obtained the following information regarding racehorses killed at California tracks in 2019. Due to the volume, I will be posting incrementally.

Strengthinnumbers, Mar 24, Golden Gate R – “[multiple] fractures”; “multiple large ulcerations within stomach”

unidentified 10-year-old, Apr 23, Golden Gate T – “fractures, rupture, avulsion”

unidentified 4-year-old, Apr 28, Golden Gate T – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”

Alive and Well, Jun 2, Golden Gate R – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”

unidentified 7-year-old, Jun 15, Golden Gate T – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”

No New Friends, Jun 30, Pleasanton R – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”

Sandra Smiles, Jul 7, Pleasanton T – “sudden death” (two years old)

unidentified 4-year-old, Jul 11, Golden Gate S – “trailer accident; suspect septicemia”

Bowl of Soul, Jul 29, Del Mar T – “[multiple] fractures and ruptures”

Black Site, Aug 1, Santa Rosa R – “catastrophic scapular fracture, severe hemorrhage”

unidentified 3-year-old, Aug 2, Golden Gate T – “rupture, [multiple] fractures”

unidentified 6-year-old, Aug 6, Santa Rosa T – “ran into pole – neck and skull fractures; severe spinal hemorrhage”; “gastric ulcers were chronic and extensive”

Bronco Brown, Aug 18, Ferndale R – “went over the rail – [broke both front legs]”

Mr. Frank, Aug 18, Golden Gate R – “collapsed just past wire and died” (three years old)

Eagle Screams, Sep 14, Golden Gate T – “horse dropped dead – artery rupture with exsanguination”

unidentified 2-year-old, Sep 27, Golden Gate S – “catastrophic skull fracture – blood coming from ears”